Calmont panoramic view
The panorama includes both the entire “Calmont-Kloster Stuben-Petersberg” cultural route and views of the distant heights of the Hunsrück. It illustrates in an impressive way the unity and interrelation of nature, culture and landscape in the Moselle valley and shows:
- The winding course of the Moselle, which has cut deeply into the ground for about 2 million years against the uplift of the Rhenish Slate Mountains, which continues to this day.
- The contrast typical for the Moselle between the flat sliding slope & (river inside) and steep impact slope & (river outside flow!).
- Viticulture, which goes back to Roman times and has determined the life of the people on the Moselle for 2000 years.
- In the steep slopes, the characteristic vineyard terraces with their dry stone walls, eponymous for the term terrace Moselle.
- The wine villages with narrow streets, small-scale buildings and diverse roof landscapes, characterized in their color by the slate, the local material of the roofing.
- The churches and the ruins of the Stuben monastery as an expression of Christian faith and evidence of high building culture as well as the prestige of their builders.
- The Petersberg with the chapel and the only preserved mountain cemetery on the Moselle, formerly connected to the Stuben monastery via a crossroads.
- The railway bridge at Eller, part of the so-called "Kanonenbahn Berlin Metz" ’.
- In the background the high basin &, one of the highest elevations directly on the Moselle, with the remains of a Celtic defense system.
Source: Text information board
August 27, 2021
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